7am

Early Morning Session

I asked Mum if she would drop me at school early so I could attend the cricket nets session with Mr Hattam. I really love going to this as it wakes me up before the start of the school day. I have improved my batting and bowling since I have been going.

8:20am

Registration and Chapel

After registration in my form room, I went to chapel where we had hymn practice with Mr Hattam. We sang Jerusalem which is one of the school’s most popular hymns and I did a reading which I had help with on the tricky names. Then after saying some prayers we went to our first lesson. I really like that the whole school is together at the start of a busy day.

8:40am - 9:25am

Morning lessons

My first lesson was English and I was working hard on a project about a famous painting which I had to write a descriptive piece on and create a mood board of. It was great fun researching everything about the artist and his life. Next we had Maths and we constructed the nets of shapes with card. Before break, we had science in which we dissected a lamb’s heart. In this we learnt all about the circulatory system, which was very interesting. I loved getting my hands in to feel the cardiac muscle and feel for the valves!

11.30am - 11.45am

Break

At break I played rounders on the field with my friends. The next two lessons were French and Geography. In these, we studied Normandy for our upcoming school trip there and case studies for our topic on natural disasters.

1pm - 1.30pm

Lunch

Next it was lunch and we ate sausages and mash with peas. I had apple crumble for pudding. It was very good!

1.30pm - 2pm

Prof Time

After lunch we sometimes have rest where we can read quietly on our beds and other days we have prof time. Most of my friends were at their choir rehearsal preparing for the concert later this term. I went out to the stables and mucked out my pony and I look forward to riding her again in the morning.

2pm - 2.40pm

Games

This is my favourite time of the day! Today we had Hockey and we worked on tackling. The sessions are really fun but we work hard. I am really looking forward to our match on Wednesday afternoon!

1.45pm - 5.30pm

Afternoon lessons

After games, we had a drama rehearsal where we were working hard on our Shakespeare production of Hamlet. I had a violin lesson during little tea because I had to prepare for the concert. My last three lessons were art, where we were studying Monet’s style and creating impressionist pieces; History, in which we were learning about various breakthroughs in medical history and Religious Studies. In this we were discussing the existence of God, which was challenging but also very interesting.

3.40pm - 4pm

Little Tea

We had chocolate cake – my favourite! After eating in the dining hall I went outside and played ball with Mrs Moore’s dog!

5.40pm

Home time

I have the option of staying on to do clubs and I could even stay overnight if I needed or wanted to. I do a couple of clubs in the week but today I have chosen to go home and get some rest before another busy day tomorrow. I got the minibus back home and I sat with my friends and enjoyed singing along to some of our favourite music!